Scientists Find That Snow Under Trees Melts Faster Than In Direct Sunlight

Scientists Find That Snow Under Trees Melts Faster Than In Direct Sunlight

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Scientists Find That Snow Under Trees Melts Faster Than In Direct Sunlight

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Scientists from the University of Washington have found that snow melts more quickly under trees than it does in the open. You might have seen this in the backcountry or at your local ski resort but now its science.  

“SEATTLE — University of Washington scientists have found that snow in the Cascade passes melts more quickly under trees than it does in the open.

The team used thermal imaging and data storage devices to measure temperature and snowmelt rates in both areas and found that heat generated from trees outweighs the affects of sunshine.” Keep Reading….

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